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Feb 5, 2013 12:00pm CST
investigators have started examining the finances of former chicago alderwoman sandi jackson. the sun-times reports, the authorities are questioning the legitimacy of the monthly consultant fees she received from the congressional campaign of her husband jesse jackson junior. mrs. jackson won't comment to the paper. but she told wgn, she has hired former u.s. attorney dan webb to represent her. president obama has signed-off on legislation to avoid a default on federal loans. the measure extends the federal government's ability to borrow new money through mid-may. it effectively suspends the 16- point-four trillion dollar debt ceiling in the meantime. in exchange. the bill requires congress to pass a budget by mid-april or have lawmakers' pay withheld. the budget for 2014 was supposed to be delivered by the president to congress yesterday but insiders say it'll probably be delayed until sometime in march. the u-s justice deparment has filed a civil lawsuit against the "standard and poor's" credit rating agency. the lawsuit accuses s-and-p of ingoring credit risks in order to favor the
Feb 18, 2013 12:00pm CST
her friends on jackson avenue, when she was hit by a bullet police say was meant for someone else. witnesses led police to two people, a 20-year-old man and an 18-year-old. they're being held, but no charges have been filed yet. >> she talked about life and death all of the time. she would see the parents on television crying over the kids. >>the shooting happened just hours after janay's younger sister attended president obama's gun-control speech. friday's shooting was the first in north chicago since october. >> a chicago man is accused of luring a 12-year-old boy into a sexual relationship. prosecutors say 31-year-old ryan ruiz joined an on-line chat room, pretended to be a young boy, and convinced the 12- year-old from glenview to meet him at richard johns park last may. once there, police say ruiz sexually assaulted the 12 year old. the boy told his mother, and she called the police. the boy picked ruiz out of a police lineup. ruiz is being held on 250 thousand dollars bond. a skokie woman is being held on 100-thousand dollars bond after allegedly biting off her boyfriend's
Feb 7, 2013 12:00pm CST
federal authorities have offered former congressman jesse jackson junior a plea deal that includes significant jail time. the sun-times says the offer is now on the table. jackson is being investigated on allegations he misused campaign funds. the sun-times also reports that jackson's wife, sandi, feels like she was made the scapegoat ... now that she is being investigated separately. the scrutiny into sandi jackson includes claims she had access to her husband's congressional money. she resigned as chicago's seventh ward alderman last month. the house ethics committee is recommending a full investigation of illinois congressman aaron schock. schock is accused of soliciting more than five thousand dollars for a political action committee to help fellow republican adam kinzinger in the 16th district g-o-p primary last year. investigators say three days before the primary. the "campaign for primary accountability" pac received at least 115 thousand dollars in contributions as a result of efforts by schock and his campaign committee. schock has denied any wrongdoing. drew peterson's f
Feb 19, 2013 12:00pm CST
. >> what do you think you might find? >> names and identities of other people there. jesse jackson junior's federal pension may be in jeopardy. jackson would have been eligible to collect a pension of 45- thousand dollars a year when he reached 62 years old. but the federal charges leveled against him may change all of that. an attorney tells the chicago tribune there is a law that strips pensions away from lawmakers convicted of corruption. jackson served nearly 17 years in congress. he is expected to plead guilty to misusing campaign funds. mayor rahm emanuel and governor pat quinn announced today that a new 12 hundred room hotel will be built near mccormick place. the agency that operates mccormick place is acquiring a site adjacent to the convention center to build the new hotel. the facility will allow mccormick place to add about 15 new mid-market events each year.. generating about 80 thousand attendees. the hotel will be located between michigan and indiana along the south side of cermak. it's expected to create nearly 25 hundred construction jobs and 500 permanent local jo
Feb 15, 2013 12:00pm CST
. [ woman ] learn from my story. reporting that a former congressman jesse jackson jr. conspired with his wife sandy to legally spend $750,000 in campaign funds. other expenses include a $43,000 watched home renovations, fur coats, several other big purchases. prosecutors will recommend a prison sentence between 46-57 months for jackson. a fine of up to $100,000. a plea agreement could come sometime today. a source close to the case also tells that sandy jackson is expected to plead guilty to tax offense. both of them recently resigned from office. a court in south africa has postponed a bail hearing for olympian oscar pistorius. he faces murder charges in the shooting death of his girlfriend, model reeva steenkamp, at his home early yesterday morning. pistorius broke down in tears in court today. police say they are now discounting reports that she may have been mistaken for an intruder. the prosecution said it will bring a charge of premeditated murder. pistorius' agent says his client denies murdering steenkamp. pistorius is due back in court on tuesday. he made history last year as th
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